Summer – Dryer Duct Cleaning, Reduce Fire Risk

Benefits Summary: Keep your appliance running at maximum efficiency (reduce energy bill). Prevent dangerous build up of heat and carbon monoxide. Prevent fires caused by elevated temperatures. The average family does five or six loads of laundry each week making your dryer one of the hardest working appliances in your home. Maintaining it is vital; […]

Summer – Get Help With Those Outdoor Projects With an Expert Contractor

Enjoy Your Summer by Hiring Experienced Contractors The lumber and paint sale down at your local home improvement store is just the right incentive you need to get those outdoor home projects started this summer. Yet, there are so many projects you would like to get done and only a few weekends when you will […]

Summer – Clean Out the BBQ for Summer Grilling

Cleaning out the Barbecue The best time to clean off a grill is when it is still warm right after you cooked a meal. If you forgot to do it before placing the grill into winter storage, you may have a tough time cleaning the old, stuck-on grime. If you have a gas grill, turn it […]

Summer – Save Energy, Save Money by Dousing Your Pilot Light!

Save Energy & Money During the Warmer Months When your fireplace or furnace pilot light is lit, it is literally burning money since you pay for the gas burned by the light. It may be small, but over time it adds up. That same small pilot light heats up the space around it causing your air conditioner […]

Summer – Get the Right Pool for Your Backyard Size

Getting the perfect pool for your backyard takes time and thoughtful consideration. You want to have the right pool for the size of your backyard so you and all your guests can enjoy it! Figuring out your construction budget is the very first thing you should do, as it helps to narrow down your choices, but there […]

Summer–Central Oregon’s Painting Season

Benefits Summary: Helps protect wood/siding against the weather. Refresh the look of your home. Maintain home value. Is the color of your home dated? Do you find it ugly or just want a change? Have you noticed fading, peeling or cracking paint? Then it’s time to repaint. Few home maintenance tasks give you a bigger […]

Summer – Keep Your Garage Door Safe and Operating Smoothly

Benefits Summary: Keep your family safe. Improve the security of your home. Reduce energy consumption. Avoid costly repairs. The warm summer weather brings with it more outside activities like bike rides, lawn maintenance, gardening, boating and more.  These additional activities often translate into more use of your garage door. Your garage door is often the […]

Summer – Properly Feed Your Garden

It’s so easy to think that plants grow from the water they drink and from the sunlight they absorb. If you are not a gardening professional, you may not even think about what food your garden needs to grow naturally and strong. Plants absorb different nutrients from the soil to grow. You will need to feed […]

Summer – How to Keep a Lawn Green in a Drought

We all want a perfectly lush and beautiful green lawn. However, in areas experiencing drought, this ideal can be difficult to achieve. However, it is not entirely impossible. With a little bit of close attention and flexibility in lawn aesthetics, maintaining a lawn during drought is doable. Consider a Clover Lawn If you’ve ever seen a clover patch […]

Summer: Should I Fertilize the Yard?

Warm Season Grasses Warm season grasses love the summer heat. They grow more during the summer and then go dormant when the cooler weather of fall and winter arrive. These warm season grasses like Bermuda Grass or Buffalo Grass can be fertilized in the early summer so they can become lush and green. You can also […]

Summer – Driveway Sealing

Benefits Summary Extend the life of your existing driveway. Upgrade your home’s curb appeal. Your driveway is easy to overlook when you are considering home-maintenance, but is as important as mowing the lawn, pruning trees, or painting the house. Regular maintenance by a certified professional will add years to the life of your asphalt driveway […]

Summer – Crank Up That Sprinkler System!

Benefits Summary: A lawn that is provided adequate irrigation early in the summer will be able to survive in the fall. Properly timed irrigation combined with sprinklers that are properly aimed will save time, money and water. You’ve spent hundreds of dollars creating beautiful landscaping around your home, including a lawn. During the summer in Central […]